The man behind "No Ordinary Family" is taking another stab at the genre, this time looking at actual comic books for his new superhero.
Greg Berlanti and Warner Horizon Television are planning to bring "Booster Gold" to Syfy. Booster Gold is not exactly one of the more popular comic characters. He was created in 1986 for DC Comics by Dan Jurgens, a popular inker and writer who was probably best known for his involvement in the "Death of Superman" comic book storyline in the early 1990s.
Booster Gold has a unique introduction into the superhero world. While others have been pushed to do good (or, if you're a super villain, evil), Gold instead comes from the future, and uses his knowledge of the future to become a hero. While other superheroes like Batman might like to stay in the shadows, Booster Gold instead loves the limelight. And even when he becomes a true hero, it's that spotlight-hogging reputation that continues to plague him.
Berlanti will work with writer Andrew Kreisberg on a one-hour pilot for Syfy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Joining DC Comics and Warner Horizon is Berlanti's own production company, Berlanti Productions. Warner Horizon is a subsidiary of Warner Bros., which controls the rights to many DC comic characters, including Superman and Wonder Woman.
Berlanti started his writing career on "Dawson's Creek" in 1998, becoming a co-executive producer in 1999. He was the creator of the short-lived television drama "Jack & Bobby" in 2004, right after he created "Everwood." Berlanti later created "Eli Stone" and "No Ordinary Family," both of which had short lives on network television.
He most recently penned the script for "Green Lantern," which grossed nearly $220 million worldwide, more than making up its $200 million budget.
Kreisberg got his writing start on the popular "Justice League" animated series in the early 2000s. His writing resume would later include "Boston Legal," "Eli Stone," "The Vampire Diaries," "Fringe" and four episodes of "Warehouse 13." He had short stints as a co-executive producer for "Eli Stone," "The Vampire Diaries" and "Fringe," and held that role for 23 episodes of "Warehouse 13," right through the recent third season finale of the popular Syfy show.
There is no casting information available as of yet for the pilot, but it's unlikely that Eric Martsolf, who played Booster Gold on "Smallville," will make the move over.
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